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Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
- Chronic Pain
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Persistent Muscle Spasms
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Severe, Chronic or Intractable Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Wasting Syndrome
- Severe conditions where other medical treatments have been ineffective
- A medical condition requiring hospice admittance or receiving palliative care
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical marijuana certificate on its own = $149 at Leafwell.co
State application fee = $50
Renewal fee = $99
In Maryland, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Persistent Muscle Spasms
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Severe, Chronic or Intractable Pain
Severe conditions where other medical treatments have been ineffective
A medical condition requiring hospice admittance or receiving palliative care
Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Maryland. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Maryland.
There are four simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Maryland to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Register with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC).
2. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
3. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification. Certification is submitted directly by the doctor on the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission website.
4. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of your certificate letter via email. Log back into your state account and print off your temporary card, which is valid for 90 days and can be used in a dispensary.
Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:
– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)
You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.
In Maryland, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. Medical marijuana has been proven to be effective for many conditions suffered by children.
The Leafwell providers understand this and frequently work with parents to help them get their children the medical care they need.
Yes, medical marijuana patients in Maryland can have a caregiver. Caregivers must be at least 21 years of age and are required to register with and purchase ID cards from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The caregiver’s valid MMCC Caregiver ID card must be presented at a dispensary in order to purchase medical cannabis.
To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:
- You must fill out the appropriate caregiver form – there is a different application form for adults and children needing a caregiver. You will need to use the Maryland OneStop Portal.
- After both the caregiver and the patient are registered, the patient must login to their account and designate a caregiver. Minors can have up to two caregivers.
- Caregiver registration is completed entirely online. The online application form must be completed and submitted in one session; you will not be able to save and complete the application at a later time.
- Pay for the application and, if approved, you will receive your caregivers medical marijuana identification card.
Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy.
If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.
Maryland medical marijuana certificates are valid for one year. Maryland MMJ cards are valid for 3 years, but you must be re-certified annually.
When you use Leafwell to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your certificate is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.
In Maryland, you can possess the following amounts with a valid MMJ Card:
– Possession Limit (Flowers): Up to 120 grams over a 30-day period, although a physician may recommend more if necessary.
– Possession Limit (Concentrates): Up to 36 grams of THC extract per month.
Note: edibles are not sold in Maryland dispensaries.
If you have a medical marijuana card, you can buy cannabis in Maryland at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service.
Some states accept out-of-state Medical Marijuana Cards. This is called reciprocity. The following states accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards:
– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– Colorado ^
– Hawaii *
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state cards.
Yes, you will be on a state registry run by the Maryland Department of Health’s medical marijuana program. This registry is not available to the public, except to check if a medical marijuana card is valid.
Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in Maryland:
2014 – House Bill 881 (HB 881) is approved by Governor Martin O’Malley. This tasked the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission with developing regulations for patients and dispensaries, including licensing, fees and possession limits.
2016 – The Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission is allowed to issue the number of dispensary licenses available.
2017 – Doctors and nurses may make a medical marijuana certificate as long as they are licensed by the Maryland Board of Nursing, Maryland Board of Physicians, the Podiatrist Medical Examiners or the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners. Registry is mandatory for providers in order to start issuing medical marijuana cards.
2020 – Caregiver program is established.
Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within Maryland and experienced medical marijuana doctors.
We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the value of medical cannabis and can help people interested in trying medical marijuana and providing medical support and guidance.
No, you cannot cultivate marijuana in Maryland even if you have an MMJ Card.
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